field of vision


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field of vision

n. pl. fields of vision

field′ of vi′sion


n.
the entire view encompassed by the eye trained in any particular direction. Also called visual field.
[1930–35]

field of vision

The total solid angle available to the gunner from his or her normal position. See also field of view.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.field of vision - all of the points of the physical environment that can be perceived by a stable eye at a given momentfield of vision - all of the points of the physical environment that can be perceived by a stable eye at a given moment
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
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His passage across my field of vision was like that of other figures of that time: not to be forgotten, a little fantastic, infinitely enlightening for my contempt, darkening for my memory which struggles still with the clear lights and the ugly shadows of those unforgotten days.
The further we receded from the object we beheld, the larger became the field of vision.
Saxon had been clear-eyed all her days, though her field of vision had been restricted.
Once, the black raised his rifle half-way to his shoulder; but, with an outburst of splashing and laughter, his unconscious victims evidently removed themselves from his field of vision.
His eyes were wide apart; nothing in their field of vision escaped; and as they drank in the beauty before them the fighting light died out and a warm glow took its place.
Here the trees were too far apart to permit Korak to travel through the branches--a trail he much preferred not only because of its freedom from dense underbrush and the wider field of vision it gave him but from pride in his arboreal ability.
He looked outside, and half a dozen snow-birds fluttered across his field of vision.
Then there drifted across the field of vision of his mind's eye the old man he had encountered at Glen Ellen, corning up the hillside through the fires of sunset, white-headed and white-bearded, eighty-four, in his hand the pail of foaming milk and in his face all the warm glow and content of the passing summer day.
If we want to speak of such existentswhich hardly happens except in philosophy-we have to do it by means of some elaborate phrase, such as "the visual sensation which occupied the centre of my field of vision at noon on January 1, 1919.
The pretty woman before him passed out of his field of vision.
But instead of remaining stationary, in token that the yacht was coming toward them, it began moving across their field of vision.
It was, however, very difficult to examine them with care, for almost the instant motion ceased, even while crossing the field of vision, their bodies burst.